Skullbreaker challenge (Photos: Twitter)
Popular among millennials and Gen-Zers, the TikTok mobile application comes with a never-ending list of fatalities attached to it. Thanks to the challenges that have gone viral on the app.
There is a new challenge in town that is going viral and raising concerns. It is the Skullbreaker challenge. This challenge requires three persons standing side by side with two of them knocking the third off balance while they jump together in the air. The aim is to make the middle person fall flat on his or her back.
As the name of the challenge suggests, the fall can cause serious head injuries.
The #skullbreakerchallenge which is currently trending on #tiktok is fatal. Please pay attention to our kids. pic.twitter.com/SQi9RPpk6jNicole Wong (@nicolewong89) February 14, 2020
Reports have emerged that students have severely injured themselves after attempting the challenge by filming themselves, while some of them have landed up in the intensive care ward. Many teachers in schools have reported that students have been indulging in this challenge.
In one of the videos shared by a Twitter user, the victim lost consciousness after falling flat.
Warning : Skullbreaker Challenge is trending I urge you all to show your children and parents and teach them this is really dangerous. It can break skull and can cause some serious problem.#skullbreakerchallengepic.twitter.com/OQQ8idnbfASimmi Ahuja (@SimmiAhuja_) February 15, 2020
The challenge has now gained momentum and is being shared on various social media platforms. Apparently, no video has come up from India so far.
Parents and teachers are worried about how to prevent their wards from being addicted to the dangerous challenge. It is important for parents and teachers to make sure that their wards understand the dangers of social media.
The challenge traces its origin to Spain where it started out as a joke between two students. Since then, it has now become a viral and a big challenge.